The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1984, Volume 30, Number 3
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Back to the article: San Diego’s First Cabrillo Celebration

Cabrillo landing

Cabrillo and his men “land” at the foot of D Street (Broadway). From here the party proceeded to a nearby plot of soil where they planted a Spanish flag.

Cabrillo Day Celebration parade

Part of the Cabrillo Day Celebration parade as it moved along D Street.

D Street arch

A large triple arch thirty-seven and a half feet high was constructed on D Street.

Fourth Street arch

A second arch spanned Fourth Street and was constructed by John C. Fischer. It was lighted with 2,000 electric lights.

The Indian fiesta

The Indian fiesta was presented in an enclosed stockade on A and Fourth Streets. A 125 foot central circle was used for games and dances.

Chamber of Commerce Float

The Chamber of Commerce fFloat passes by the Horton House.

The Regular Army

The Regular Army marches in full dress uniforms.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS are from the San Diego History Center’s Title In­surance and Trust Collection.